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Rare Radio Supernova in Nearby Galaxy is Nearest Supernova in Five Years

May 27, 2009

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The chance discovery last month of a rare radio supernova--an exploding star seen only at radio wavelengths and undetected by optical or X-ray telescopes--underscores the promise of new, more sensitive radio surveys to find supernovas hidden by gas and dust. A new survey of the radio sky by the Allen Telescope Array promises to discover more radio supernovas and give a better idea of the rate of star formation in dusty galaxies. Full Story

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